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Introduction to the Japanese Edition 日本語版への序文

Morris-Suzuki, Tessa


Samuel Johnson defined a nation as "people distinguished from other people" (quoted in Fried 1975, 9). His definition is a particularly pleasing one because it exposes the enormous questions concealed inside this self-assertive little word. How do we distinguish between people? Where do we draw the lines? What gives us the confidence not simply to sum up 124 million "Japanese," 80 million "Germans," 1.1 billion "Chinese," or 250 million "Americans" in a single word, but actually to turn these...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Book chapter
DOI: 10.4324/9781315701202


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